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Graeme McDowell Wins Playoff At Hilton Head

Graeme McDowell, starting the final round four shots behind the top of the leaderboard, finished Sunday with a two-putt for par on the first hole of a playoff, and defeated Webb Simpson to win the RBC Heritage Tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. McDowell played Sunday’s fourth round in…

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Pens Win 6th Straight, Earn Number-1 Seed In NHL Eastern Conference

Jussi Jokinen scored a goal and added two assists on Saturday afternoon, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to their sixth straight win, a 3-2 victory over the Bruins in Boston. With the win, the Penguins (34-10) clinched the number-1 seed in the NHL’s Eastern Conference for only the second time.  The Penguins have won 21 of…

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Negligence Shared In Lawsuit On Franklin’s Damaged Treatment Plant

There was no immediate word as to whether the city of Franklin would attempt an appeals process following a decision by a Venango County jury on Friday regarding flood damage to the city’s wastewater treatment plant in August, 2006. Jurors decided that both the city and utility company Penelec bore negligence in restoration work that…

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Monday Is Last Day To Register To Vote In May Primaries

Those who intend to vote in the May 21 primary elections in Pennsylvania are reminded that today (Monday, April 22) is the final day to register. Registration must be completed before the end of business hours this afternoon. Keys races will include the quest for a new Venango County district attorney.  Many local municipal races…

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Rocky Grove Man Arrested In Rape Case

An 18 year-old Rocky Grove man was arrested Friday on sexual assault charges brought against him by a 12 year-old girl. Police say Jesse Whetzel was charged with three counts, including the rape of a child. Whetzel is accused of an attack on a young girl who had been part of an ice skating party in…

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Minor Injuries Sustained As Car Rolls Into Creek

A Franklin-area woman received only minor injuries late Friday afternoon when her car traveled into a creek. State Police troopers say the incident occurred around 5:30 PM on Foster Road in Sugarcreek Borough. Troopers tell KQW that a car driven by 19 year-old Dreama Nelson struck a bridge guiderail and rolled over into a creek. …

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17-Year Cicada Cycle Is Back

Pennsylvania is one of at least seven states being affected this year by the return of the once-every-17-years insect phenomenon known as the cicada. Often identified incorrectly as locusts, the cicadas last emerged from the ground in 1996.  This year’s insects are the offspring of those same creatures. The cicadas will live only two to…

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Shippenville Woman Named Head Of PennDOT District Data Unit

A Shippenville woman has been named manager of the PennDOT District 1 Information and Data Management (IDM) Unit. IDM provides data analysis to the district, coordinates legislative liaison and community and media relations efforts, and develops and administers quality and innovation programs. Courtney Lyle will assume the post after having served as business manager of…

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Is April 27

The Pennsylvania State Police have reminded us that this year’s “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. The program is conducted in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.  Organizers say “Take-Back” provides a responsible, safe and convenient way of disposing of unused and unwanted prescription medications.  It also provides education…

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Penguins’ Friday And Saturday Games Moved Due To Boston Situation

Because of the continuing police activity in Boston, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Friday night hockey game against the Boston Bruins has been postponed until Saturday afternoon at 12:30 PM. Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 12:00 noon. The city of Boston and at least a half-dozen of its suburbs have been on a daylong…

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